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January 13, 2019
Kilmer K8 Staff and Family Newsletter

Kimberley Williams


Happy New Year everyone!!!

To our families that recently celebrated Three Kings Day - Feliz Dia de los Tres Reyes!
  •  Shout out to Anna Dore our School Site Council Chair for all of her support and follow-up to ensure the budget was reviewed and approved according to protocol!!!! 
  • Thank you to SSC participants and all families and school staff who provided feedback on the budget throughout the process and vote!!!!
  • Shout out to Ms. Matlin for organizing a successful coat drive before the holidays!!!
  • Thank you to Ms. Boylan who organized a successful food drive before the holidays!!!
  • Shout out to all of our SPC Co-chairs and our active parent council members who are planning a number of events, including this weeks Parent Night Out - see the SPC minutes below!!!!
  • Thank you to Ms. Farquharson and our 5th Grade Musicians who are performing in the Districts Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration this Thursday night!
Send a shout out to another parent or staff member by sending Ms. Williams an e-mail with the subject "Shout Out" and she will include it in the next newsletter: 

2019-2020 Kilmer K8 Budget was approved by School Site Council on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019.  Despite taking more than $160,000 in cuts we worked together to maintain our priorities. Please click on the below link to review the budget document which includes background, priorities, the 1-4-19 proposal and the final edited version after parent and staff feedback, presented and voted on 1-9-19.  
Important for Parents
Every Kilmer K8 Parent or Guardian is a member of the Kilmer K8 School Parent Council (SPC), whether you are able to attend meetings or not you are a member.  The SPC would like to ensure you know what happens at meetings are invited to events and that you can give them your thoughts, ideas or concerns directly.  To facilitate your communication with the SPC the e-mails of parents and guardians will be added to the SPC e-mail list serve and shared with a Parent Homeroom Captain.

If for any reason you do not want your e-mail shared with the School Parent Council or your Parent Homeroom Captain please e-mail Ms. Williams at by next Sunday January 20th and your e-mail will not be added to the shared list.  I encourage you to join the list and stay connected to the SPC.  Please know that I will only be sharing e-mails and so no names, addresses or phone numbers will be attached, but this will be a great way to ensure you receive all parent communication.  So, to be clear, if you want to be included on the parent list you don't have to do anything, only e-mail me if you want to opt-out.  Sincerely, Ms. Williams
Important Dates for the Next Few Weeks
  • Thursday January 17th
    • - 5th Graders performing in District Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Performance 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Strand Theater (543 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125) - Free and open to the public
    • Parent Night Out -  A casual parent’s night out at Waterford’s (2 Bridge Street, Dedham MA 02026) $10 suggested donation, 50/50 raffle and JKS gear available for purchase.  Cash bar.
  • Monday January 21st
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Observance - No School
  • Thursday January 24th
    • Final School Preview Days @Lower Campus and Upper Campus 9:30 - 10:30 am
  • Thursday and Friday January 24th and 25th
    • - Student Health Screenings at the Lower Campus (Height/Weight/Vision) . (Upper Campus screening will happen the end of February)
  • Tuesday January 29th
    • National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test for 4th Grade
  • Wednesday January 30th
    • National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test for 8th Grade
  • Friday February 1st
    • SandyHook Promise - Say Something Anti-violence assemblies for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students
Student News 

Please check out the latest blog post from the Art Room at the Upper.  Two new posts on the Kilmer Upper Art Room blog: check out the holiday bags students created in art to donate to our local food pantry and December's Artist of the Month. Happy new year! 

School Site Council (SSC) 5:30 - 6:30
& School Parent Council (SPC) 6:30 - 8:00

All Meetings Held at the Lower Campus

Wednesday, February 13th
Wednesday, March 13th
Wednesday, April 10th
Wednesday, May 8th
Wednesday, June 12th

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Leadership Team 8:15 - 9:00 @Lower Campus
Wednesday 3/6
Wednesday 4/3
Wednesday 5/1
Wednesday 6/5

Health & Wellness (HW) Team 8:15 - 9:00
Thursday 3/7 (lower)
Thursday 6/6 (upper) 
Click on this link to review the district letter:
Copyright © *2018_2019* *Kilmer K8 School*, All rights reserved.

Kimberley Williams, Principal,

Our mailing address is:
*|35 Baker Street, West Roxbury MA 02132|* 
*|140 Russett Road, West Roxbury MA 02132|*

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